Course Description

Course Name

The Biology and Psychology of Alcohol Misuse

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

10 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Please note that students will not be able to enroll in combination with PSY020X362Y.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: essay (2000-2500 words)
The principal aims of this module are to provide a responsive learning environment that allows students to develop their intellectual and vocational skills through collaborative and independent learning experiences, and develop knowledge leading to an ability to appreciate and critically evaluate theory, research findings and applications. This module will introduce students to the complex interplay between physiological, psychological and environmental mechanisms that lies at the root of alcohol misuse and dependence. It will also present and review current psychological theories and treatment modalities for alcohol problems.

*Course content subject to change